Wharariki Beach Walking Track, Golden Bay

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Marvel at one of the most stunning beaches in New Zealand at Wharariki Beach Walking Track, which follows a shoreline with crashing waves, big sand dunes, and towering cliffs. Trekking the entire beach can take several hours, so plan your visit with plenty of time to spare. Wear warm clothing to protect you from the intense wind, and consider visiting during low tide when the most sand is exposed. If you would rather ride than walk, check out horseback riding services instead. Plan your visit to Wharariki Beach Walking Track and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Collingwood vacation generator.
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  • The walk is like stepping into hobbitsville, I have never seen such green farm lands. It's a quick walk to the beach, most able people (including young children) could do it in 10 mins. It is worth th...  more »
  • The incredible Wharariki Beach is not far from Cape Farewell, the northernmost point of the South Island of New Zealand. The beach is accessible only via a 20-30 minute walking track from the end of W...  more »
  • A perfect way to discover the golden bay is to go to the parking at Pupongalate in the afternoon, maybe 1700 pm. From there we walked to the other side of the hills, mainly through typically NZ farmla...  more »